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Happy August everyone! I can’t believe that in just two short weeks it’s back to school time again. The weather has been really muggy and gross here in SoCal, but on the upside we finally got a little rain.
July was a strange month for me in books because I added more re-reads to the mix than usual. Maybe I needed some comfort reads to get me through this heat. Do you also like to re-read old favorites?
I have lots of new books to read so hopefully they will tempt me away from the books I’ve already read 🙂
In the Mail:
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – I won such a fun prize package from The Midnight Garden! SIMON is out next spring and it looks like it’s right up my alley. Here is the publisher 1-sentence description: “Think You’ve Got Mail featuring nerdy gay teen boys with good grammar and great taste in music.” Fun, right? I think the protagonist Simon loves Oreos because the book also came with a “cookie gram” of 2 Oreo cookie cartons & the author wrote instructions on how and what page to eat the treats. So cute! The author also signed the book and included a recipe for dirt & worms.
Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead – I ordered a signed copy from Mead’s local store University Bookstore. I loved this book! Wish I didn’t read it so fast since it just makes the wait for the next book that much longer. But I think fans will be very pleased. I don’t know how I’m going to review this book but it will be very vague. I also purchased the audio because I like the two narrators, plus I’m impatient.
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian -This is Bohjalian’s 17th book, but he is a new-to-me author. It’s the story of a homeless teen whose parents were killed in a nuclear plant meltdown. Sounds like it has a lot of emotion and adventure and I’m curious to read it.
Digital review copies:
Madame Picasso by Anne Girard – This is the story of Eva Gouel, the first great love of Pablo Picasso’s life. This is a love story/historical fiction with a glamorous Paris setting. Sounds fascinating!
The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder – I believe this is a verse novel, or partial verse novel anyway. It’s about friendship, family and football and is set in a small town.
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand – So excited to read something new from this author! This is a contemporary stand-alone about love and loss.
My Heart & Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga – This book is about two teens with a suicide pact. When one wants to back out can they convince the other to live as well?
Little Peach by Peggy Kern – A novel about human trafficking that is being compared to the books of Ellen Hopkins and Patricia McCormick.
Make it Right by Megan Erickson – This is book two of the Bowler University series. I don’t think I reviewed the first book Make it Count, but it is a fun and flirty New Adult book. This installment is about Lea and Max, two self-defense instructors.
Thank you to The Midnight Garden, Becky Albertalli, Doubleday, Harlequin, Scholastic, HarperTeen, Balzer + Bray & William Morrow Impulse.
Oh and hey did you see these books are on sale for kindle?
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater – $1.99 – This is a great deal for a new release! This is part of the Wolves of Mercy Falls series but I think it could work as a standalone.
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell – $1.99 – The first book I read by Rowell and it’s really cute.
The Ex Games by Jennifer Echols – $1.99 – I haven’t read any of Echols’ romantic comedies yet, and this looks fun.
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland – $2.99 – I hear good things about this book and the sequel Nantucket Red.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – $4.99 – I just watched the TV premiere on Starz (I’ll write more about it but Andrew and I both enjoyed it) and now I’m even more eager to read the book. The audiobook is also the Audible deal of the day for $5.95.
What’s new in your mailbox?